Scientific Linux Security Update : libXfont on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

A stack-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way the libXfont
library parsed Glyph Bitmap Distribution Format (BDF) fonts. A
malicious, local user could exploit this issue to potentially execute
arbitrary code with the privileges of the X.Org server.
(CVE-2013-6462)

All running X.Org server instances must be restarted for the update to
take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?9acaec87

Solution :

Update the affected libXfont, libXfont-debuginfo and / or
libXfont-devel packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 71910 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-6462